New Bucs coach Lovie Smith has made it official, as former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is Smith’s new defensive coordinator.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Leslie Frazier and I consider myself very fortunate to have him on my staff,” Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said. “Leslie is one of the best defensive coaches in the NFL and he has a long track record of helping players reach their full potential. He transformed Minnesota’s defense into one of the league’s elite units during his time there and I look forward to working with him to do the same here in Tampa Bay.”
Frazier was the Vikings coach for the last three seasons, and was fired on Black Monday after a tough season in which the Vikings went 5-10-1.
Frazier is no stranger to defense, as he was a defensive coordinator for the Vikings previously with his defenses finishing in the top 10 three times.